Join IslandWood in a virtual conversation with Dr. Heidi Roop, Lead Scientist with the Climate Impacts Group at the University of Washington.
Scientific research informs our understanding of past and future climatic changes and is central to our understanding of the multi-dimensional impacts of climate change on human and natural systems. Despite thousands of peer-reviewed studies and strong scientific consensus on the human-driven nature of current climate change, why do we still see little political will and limited social acceptance and behavior change? Clearly, climate change is not only a science challenge. It is a significant societal challenge and we need solutions, action and adaptation now. This talk will briefly summarize regional climate impacts in the Pacific Northwest and dissect some learnings from the science of climate change communication to explore how we can effectively catalyze the action needed to confront the climate change challenge head-on.
Heidi A. Roop, Ph.D.
Heidi is a climate scientist with a passion for science and communication. She is the Lead Scientist for Science Communication at the UW Climate Impacts Group (CIG) and an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences. Heidi works to understand how to effectively connect science to decision-making in support of climate resilience. Her scientific career has led her to all seven continents where she has participated in research from Alaska and Antarctica to the mountains of Vietnam and New Zealand. Heidi was a Physical Scientist with the United States Geological Survey in Colorado and has developed numerous education and communication products for NASA, the National Science Foundation, GNS Science and the Exploratorium. Visit her online at https://cig.uw.edu/news-and-events/about/people/heidi-roop/ and on Twitter @heidiroop.
We are proud to partner with Climate Action Bainbridge, Sustainable Bainbridge, Citizens Climate Lobby, and EcoAdapt to present this event!